Introduction to the structure and uses of the DSM
5 for diagnosing mental and emotional disorders.
Limits and weaknesses of these
approaches-especially with regard to cultural
differences-and alternatives to them. How to use
these systems effectively in the context of
person-centered, psychosocial, and systemic
interventions, and in culturally diverse
environments. Current knowledge, theory, and
issues regarding selected disorders. Use of
technology-based research tools to secure and
evaluate contemporary knowledge.